Gunmen Seize B’nai B’rith Building

Armed gunmen stormed the B’nai B’rith building this morning and seized 100 hostages. Police cordoned off the area and surrounded the building with a task force. At the same time, some 15 hostages were reported being held at the Islamic Center, a mile away and about two blocks from the Israel Embassy. No immediate demands were announced by the gunmen at either building. (See full story P. 3.)